Santos to file complaint in FIFA against FC Porto for collecting their share from Danilo's sale to Real Madrid
Santos claims to have not received 10% of the profit from FC Porto following the sale of Brazilian right-back Danilo to Real Madrid; they're also entitled to another amount based on FIFA's solidarity clause.
Santos are supposed to receive around €1.8 million, which is 10% of the profit from Danilo's transfer to Madrid. Santos are entitled to the amount because of a contractual clause which was agreed in 2012 when the player left Brazil. Porto proposed to pay Santos in two installments, but so far the club haven't received the money. Danilo played at Santos for two seasons, but was sold to Real Madrid for €31.5 million.
Santos also have the right to receive a percentage for being one of Danilo's training clubs. FIFA's solidarity mechanism provides a percentage to the clubs who have trained a player between the age of 12 and 23. America-MG would have a higher percentage in this case because they were the club that revealed Danilo.
Santos claims that Porto had proposed to pay €859,250 on July 31, 2015 and the other €859,250 on July 31, 2016 but the payment hasn't been made, yet. According to the information from Globo Esporte, Santos have been trying to contact the Portuguese club, but were unsuccessful in their attempts; Porto did not answer the calls and haven't responded to e-mails. So, filing a complaint to the highest authority of world football is the only alternative left to Santos.